Jul 282010
 

Floating Bridge Music Camp

September 17-19, 2010

Rodney Miller (fiddle), David Surette (guitar, mandolin), Susie Burke
(vocals, beg. guitar) and Jeremiah McLane (accordion, piano)

Contact: 802-765-9904 or jeremiah@sover.net

The staff:
Rodney Miller was designated a “Master Fiddler” in 1983 by the
National Endowment for the Arts. He is widely considered to be the
foremost exponent of New England style fiddling, a uniquely American
blend of French Canadian and Celtic influences. Over the past 35
years, he has toured the U.S., British Isles, Australia and Denmark,
performed and taught at hundreds of music and dance festivals, and
recorded over ten fiddle albums.

One of New England’s finest celtic guitarists, David Surette is
equally at home on the mandolin and bouzouki. He is head of the folk
department at the Concord, N.H. Community Music School and has also
taught at the Augusta Heritage Festival, The Swannanoa Gathering (NC)
and Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle School in California.

Jeremiah McLane will teach accordion and piano players both melody and
accompaniment.. He has been on staff at numerous music programs
throughout the country including The Augusta Heritage Arts Center, The
Swananoah Gathering, Ashokan Fiddle & Dance, The John C. Campbell Folk
School, and Centrum’s American Festival of Fiddle Tunes. He teaches
world music and jazz studies at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Susie Burke is a singer with a truly magical voice and she will be
teaching from her huge repertoire of gorgeous songs. She will also be
working with beginning guitar students, and will lead the Sunday
morning sing.

The location:
Pasquaney Lodge is on the shore of Newfound Lake, between Bristol and
Plymouth New Hampshire. The facility includes three main buildings, a
boat house, tennis courts, a sauna, a dock, canoes, and a wonderful
porch for relaxing and jamming.

The schedule:
Friday evening after dinner there will be a short orientation meeting,
followed by a staff concert, and then jam sessions led by staff
members. Saturday morning workshops will be separated by instrument,
and Saturday afternoon workshops will be geared toward a particular
style or repertoire and you can go to whatever workshop you’re
interested in. After dinner on Saturday there will be the camp
cabaret which will be a chance for campers to perform. Sunday morning
we’ll have a singing session with the entire camp followed by a final
workshop. Camp ends after lunch. Meals include dinner on Friday and
Saturday nights, breakfast and lunch on Saturday & Sunday.

The cost:
$250 per person includes five meals, housing and all instructional
materials. Reduced Rates: $225 per person includes meals, instruction,
and dormitory-style housing or campsite. $190 per person for day use
only (meals and instruction)

Registration:

To register, send a check for $250 payable to Jeremiah McLane by
August 30th to: Carol Delaney, 1130 Sanders Circle, Montpelier, VT 05602

Jul 232010
 

The Folklore Society has been on summer break, after a busy Fall, Winter and Spring season that saw many dances, concerts, and local celebrations. We’re gearing up for the coming Autumn and promise many fine events. Of course, the Nelson Monday Dance continues to create its magic every week, whether the Society is resting or not.

One item of note: The Nelson Second Saturday Dance will be held on the First Saturday in August: 8/7. Old Home Day happens to fall on the second Saturday this year, and therefore there are many reasons to move the dance forward by one week. Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman will provide music and calling for what’s become an August tradition just before Old Home Week. As has been true for many years, there will not be a Peterborough contra dance on the first Saturday in August while Monadnock Music takes over the Peterborough Town Hall.

If there are writers in our audience who would like to publish essays related to local folklore on this web site, please contact us: info@monadnockfolk.org

 Posted by on July 23, 2010 at 3:26 pm
Jul 062010
 

It’s official! We’ll be holding another Hot Dance on a Cold Night in Tracy Hall,
Norwich, VT, on a 5th Saturday this winter, on January 29, 2011. This is an
occasional event (last held in 2009) that is aimed at experienced dancers, an
evening with less time spent on teaching basic figures and an opportunty to
tackle a few dances that are more challenging than you’d find at a regular
monthly dance.

David Millstone will be calling, presenting a selection of contras, rip-roarin’
squares, triplets, and perhaps an oddball dance or two to stimulate your
neurons, excite your feet, and leave you grinning all evening long.

Music will be provided by an exciting new band: Arigana Highway, consisting of
Mary Cay Brass on piano and accordion; Alden Robinson, a hot young fiddler from
Portland, Maine; Stuart Kenney on bass and banjo, and Matthew Kenney on
percussion.

(The band’s name comes from a tune Stuart wrote on banjo – and that name in turn
comes from his kids singing This Land is Your Land – and mistaking “a ribbon of
highway” for Arigana Highway. Now you know!)

Rick Barrows will be providing the sound system.

Jul 062010
 

Charlestown, NH — Music in the Air at Patch Park, Saturdays, July 24, August 7 & August 21 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm, with bluegrass, country, blues & cajun music, hosted by Cuzin’ Isaac & Bruce Fairbank. Family Picnics, Children’s Playground, Free Parking, Bring Lawn Chair & Lunch, Food Available, Donations requested. Info: Cuzin’ Isaac 603-835-2289 Cell: 603-762-8028; Bruce Fairbank 603-826-5568.

August 21 – Cardigan Mountain Tradition, Bluegrass; Old Hands Trio, 50s-60s Rock & Roll; Railroad House Band, Contemporary Old and New; Alli Lubin, singer/songwriter

Jul 062010
 

Charlestown, NH — Music in the Air at Patch Park, Saturdays, July 24, August 7 & August 21 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm, with bluegrass, country, blues & cajun music, hosted by Cuzin’ Isaac & Bruce Fairbank. Family Picnics, Children’s Playground, Free Parking, Bring Lawn Chair & Lunch, Food Available, Donations requested. Info: Cuzin’ Isaac 603-835-2289 Cell: 603-762-8028; Bruce Fairbank 603-826-5568.

August 7 – Praise and Glory Gospel Concert: Middle River Gospel Band; Purpose; Calvary Gospel Band; Lon-Johns Gospel Band

Jul 062010
 

Charlestown, NH — Music in the Air at Patch Park, Saturdays, July 24, August 7 & August 21 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm, with bluegrass, country, blues & cajun music, hosted by Cuzin’ Isaac & Bruce Fairbank. Family Picnics, Children’s Playground, Free Parking, Bring Lawn Chair & Lunch, Food Available, Donations requested. Info: Cuzin’ Isaac 603-835-2289 Cell: 603-762-8028; Bruce Fairbank 603-826-5568.

July 24 – Pine Hill Ramblers, Bluegrass; Old Hands Trio, 50s-60s Rock & Roll; Alli Lubin, singer/songwriter; Shelby Lyn Rogers, Teenage Singing Sensation from Keene

Jul 062010
 

A Nelson Old Home Day Tradition

in the Nelson Town Hall

A special Nelson contra dance, taking place on the First Saturday of the month this August only (the Second Saturday is Nelson’s Old Home Day).

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor who supports the idea of Old Home Week as the time when families get together, the cost of this dance is only $2 per person.

The dance begins at 8 pm and continues until about 11 pm.

Dudley and Lacqueline Laufman, usually joined by a plethora of their excellent musician friends, bring us back to the flavor of the last generation, when the young Dudley spearheaded the contra dance revival and made Nelson the contra dance capital of the world. Old timers will bask in the rugged charm of Dudley’s calling. New dancers should come and experience this living legend.

Read about Dudley’s receipt of the National Heritage Fellowship in 2009.

Jul 062010
 

Kris Delmhorst
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Kris Delmhorst’s arresting new album Shotgun Singer began as an act of solitary creation. Holed up in a rural cabin with minimal recording gear and a houseful of instruments, Delmhorst recorded her new songs alone and off the clock, in late night sessions that yielded layers of intimate vocals combined with nylon string and electric guitars, cellos, keyboards, and percussion. She treated the work like oil painting, allowing the canvas to breathe and change over the course of many months until the picture emerged.

Advanced Tickets $15
Student Tickets w/ID $12
Day of Show Tickets $18
Doors Open 5pm
Show Begins 6pm
All Ages Welcome

Jul 062010
 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Courtney Kaiser’s voice envelopes you in a richness so deep, so dense that if someone told you you had to break from it to save yourself from mortal danger, you may not be able to–you may not want to. The song is already beautiful, but she raises it to the level of devastatingly gorgeous. If she asks if you’re okay, you have no choice but to answer “yes”–while you’re listening to that voice, you are, indeed “okay”. The song builds from her vocals and a softly strummed guitar to include a full compliment of guitars, keyboards, tamborine and the addition of band mate Benjamin Cartel’s vocals.

Advanced Tickets $15
Student Tickets w/ID $12
Day of Show Tickets $18
Doors Open 5pm
Show Begins 6pm
All Ages Welcome